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Mail Tribune 100

Nov. 4, 1916, continued

Editor’s note: There was no Oct. 15, 1916, paper.


"Although I have always been a republican, I am supporting Woodrow Wilson and will vote for him." stated J. W. Herron, a prominent rancher of Gold Hill this morning.

Mr. Herron has recently returned from a trip to the East, traveling along the northern tier of states. Everywhere he found prosperity. Everywhere men are working to top capacity and earning top wages, everywhere contentment with present conditions and everywhere Wilson sentiment in most places overwhelmingly strong. The vote of the laboring people, he said, will be practically solid for Wilson.

"In the face of most trying circumstances and conditions, at home and abroad, Mr. Wilson has accomplished wonders in constructive legislative achievements. However high his accomplishemnets have been in the past three years," stated Mr. Herron, "However much he has of domestic reform, his accomlishments during the next four years, if he is elected, will far overshadow his effords and accomplishments up to this time. He has been tempered in the fire of circumstance, he has not been found wanted. He has gained by expereince and his power will increase as time goes on.

"President WIlson's handling of foreign affairs," stated Mr. Herron, "has been eminently right and just. He has gained his points without useless bloodshed, in short, to quote a well-known phrase, he has given us 'peace with honor.'

"His record of legislative enactment," continued Mr. Herron, "has been without parallel in the history of this country. On the strength of that record alone he deserves re-election.

"You may quote me in strongest terms in favor of Mr. Wilson," he concluded. "I am for him every time."


A boy's literary and athletic club was organized at the Presbyterian church. The following offers were elected: President. William Hills; Vice President, Justin Smith; Secretary, Edward Kelly; Treasurer, Chas Wortman; Sergeant at Arms, Rupert Maddox; Athletic committee, Chairman, William James; Social committee, Vincent Blakely; Membership, Ulen Hillis; general athletic manager, Rev, Alfred Hogg. During his college days Dr. Hogg was an athlete of intercollegiate fame, running the one mile distance in the fast time of 4 minutes 19 seconds. The club will meet on the last Thursday in November to adopt a constitution.